Vector network analyzer test and measurement instrument introduced by Saelig

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Electronics distributor Saelig Co. Inc. in Fairport, N.Y., is introducing the Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 low-cost USB-controlled vector network analyzer that operates at frequencies from 300 kHz to 6 GHz for test and measurement applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Electronics distributor Saelig Co. Inc. in Fairport, N.Y., is introducing the Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 low-cost USB-controlled vector network analyzer that operates at frequencies from 300 kHz to 6 GHz for test and measurement applications.

This Quad RX four-receiver architecture supports 8- and 12-term calibration without the uncorrectable switching errors, delays, and unreliability of traditional three-receiver designs.

The test instrument supports calibration methods such as enhanced isolation correction and unknown thru.

The PicoVNA 106 has a dynamic range to 118dB at 10 Hz and 0.005dB RMS trace noise at its maximum bandwidth of 140 kHz. It can gather all four S-parameters at just 190 microseconds per frequency point, so a 500 point 2-port S2P Touchstone file is captured in less than one-tenth of a second.

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The PicoVNA 106 includes bias-Ts for the injection of a bias or test stimulus. The PicoVNA 106's software two utilities address gain compression (P1dB) and AM to PM. Both of these use a port power sweep at each test frequency, with both measurements extracted using second-order interpolation.

The PicoVNA 106 comes with Microsoft Windows-compatible software to support plot formats for a scalar or vector view of dual or single-port parameters. These can be saved or exported in various graphic and tabular formats including Touchstone.

The software includes Fourier transformation to the time domain, adding convenient distance-to-fault capability and pulse response determination. In all cases nominal impedance transformation (10 ohm to 200 ohm) is available, mathematically or using port matching pads, with limit tests on the Cartesian plot formats.

Made by Pico Technology, the PicoVNA 106 vector network analyzer is available now. For more information contact Saelig online at www.saelig.com.

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